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TUC urges employers to give workers time off to watch Olympics

Mo Farah
Mo Farah

FIRMS are being urged to allow workers to watch the Olympics from offices or work from home when top events take place.

The TUC said companies should also let staff start early or later, and to be flexible about holiday requests.

Events such as tennis, rowing and the equestrian finals will be held during the day, the TUC pointed out.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Millions of workers around the UK will want to see Team GB in action at the Rio Olympics.

“To avoid any problems bosses should talk to their staff and try and let people who want to watch important events in the Olympics do so, either at work or at home, and then put their hours in afterwards.

“Allowing people more flexibility in how and when they do their work makes them happier, cutting absenteeism and raising productivity.”

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